Netta Yerushalmy

Netta Yerushalmy is a dance artist based in New York City. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed.

For her choreographic work Netta has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, National Dance Project Grant, LMCC’s Extended Life, Six Points Fellowship, and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She was recently a Research Fellow at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and a Toulmin Fellow for Women Leaders in Dance at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Currently Netta is a New York City Center Choreography Fellow, and will be a Princeton Arts Fellow at Princeton University in 2019-2021.

Her work has been commissioned and presented by venues such as Danspace Project, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, American Dance Festival, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Wexner Center for the Arts, La Mama, River to River Festival, Center for the Arts/Buffalo, International Dance (Jerusalem), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation, 62 Center for the Arts/Williamstown, ODC & Bridge Project, Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance (Tel Aviv), Harkness Dance Festival, International Solo Festival (Stuttgart), Roulette.

Her work has been supported by the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, National Center for Choreography/Akron, Djerassi Arts Program, Movement Research, Gibney’s DiP, Trinity College.

Netta works across genres and disciplines: she contributed to artist Josiah McElheny’s “Prismatic Park” at Madison Square Park, choreographed a Red Hot Chili Peppers music video, worked with cellist Maya Beiser and composer Julia Wolfe on “Spinning”, and collaborated on evenings of theory and performance at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI Berlin).

As Guest Artist and visiting faculty, Netta has created work with repertory companies and students nationally at the University of the Arts, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Juilliard School, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Rutgers University, University of Utah, Zenon Dance Company, American Dance Festival, Alvin Ailey School, SUNY Brockport, University of Texas at Austin, James Madison University, Long Island University, UNC Charlotte, Roger Williams University, and Sarah Lawrence College.

As a performer Netta has worked with Pam Tanowitz Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Joanna Kotze, Karinne Keithley, Nancy Bannon, Mark Jarecki, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

Netta grew up in Galilee, Israel. She received a BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Visiting Artist | April - May 2020 // January 4 - 10, 2021

MOVEMENT (working title)

As an acclaimed dance artist who works across genres and disciplines, Netta Yerushalmy initiated a remote MANCC residency to continue to develop her new work Movement (working title). Currently in process, she is working with a range of movement sources that proliferates across genres, cultures, and time periods. Yerushalmy’s residency was originally scheduled for April 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. In conversation with Yerushalmy around what would be most useful to help further her work in the absence of an ‘on the ground’ residency, MANCC was able to provide support via remote means with plans to continue Yerushalmy’s residency on site in 2021 when the threat of COVID has diminished.

During the remote portion of her residency, Yerushalmy worked with her collaborators to collectively experience and process feelings and physical realities that were brought on by the crisis. Grief, confusion, and instability were often invoked. The group engaged in open improvisations in their various home spaces, geared toward thinking and coping through moving. Through this remote embodied process Yerushalmy generated movement, furthered her research on the project, and maintained a space for the cast to work together as a community. MANCC supported a two week period with rehearsal fees, rehearsal space, and editing and archiving of rehearsal documentation.

This remote support, and the rescheduled ‘on the ground’ residency, to take place in spring 2021, are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Babacar Top participates in remote residency for <em>Movement</em>
  • Caitlin Scranton participating in remote residency
  • Hsiao-Jou Tang during remote residency
  • Umeshi Rajeendra
  • NIicholas Leichter
  • Stanley Gambucci
  • Symara Williams
  • Babacar Top
  • Stanley Gambucci
  • Netta Yerushalmy (top-center) meets with collaborators during remote residency for <em>Movement</em>
Collaborators in Residence: Babacar Top, Caitlin Scranton, Umeshi Rajeendra, Imri Regev-Homesh, NIicholas Leichter, Stanley Gambucci, Symara Williams [Performers]

Archive Residency
2020 - 21

Emily Johnson


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